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CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
the meter. california has the most electoral votes at 55, d.c., one of the spots that share the least, three. >> we wish we can vote so we can vote for obama. >>reporter: oh. so where are you guys from? >> from italy. >>reporter: the farther down the ballot you go, the more impact. in 19 neuro, the vote for maryland's government was decided by 5,993 votes. in 2010, montana republican tom burnett beat his rifle for the house by -- rival for the house by 71 votes. after a recount in 2010 and king baunanimousian won his minnesota house seat by 13 and we all know what happened here. do you think your vote count? >> i hope. >>reporter: why is it important to vote? >> exercise your right. if you don't exercise your right, you can't complain. >>reporter: so we asked you what you thought on facebook. cindy hardy says it counts because of the many, many men and women who gave us their lives to give us the freedom to vote. colleen says, yes, my vote counts. the only vote that doesn't count is the one not cast. and lastly, marsha thomas says, yes, vi a friend 51 years of age voting for the first ti
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: in northern california, jeff yeelit was after sno-balls and wonder bread. >> i grew up eating these but my kids haven't. so i said if they're going out of business they have to at least try them. >> it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! howdy partners! come on to hostess twinkie town. >> reporter: hostess was a lunchbox favorite for decades but the company ran into trouble as consumers-- mostly parents-- moved to low fat and low carb treats. in 2009, hostess was taken over by a private equity firm and two hedge funds. greg rayburn is the hostess c.e.o. >> the demand is there for the products. the problem is you have to make them at a profit. >> reporter: this week, the bakers union went on strike when hostess asked for another cut in wages and benefits. marie mcdonald worked at the seattle bakery for 37 years. >> i was a twinkie straightener for a while. >> reporter: twinkie straighten her? >> then i went on pies because nobody wantedded to do pies. everything that i have is because i have this job. >> reporter: the bankrupt company warned workers it would go out of business if the st
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
you know the california cases is moving ahead. i think we're doing to see that this -- become a national issue very soon as more states approve it. >> national issue, national law. how does president obama feel about this being the law of the land now that he's been re- elected? would he be a supporter of that? >> so president obama's position has been and he's evolved on the issue he says. but he still said he believes it's something that should be left up to the states. he hasn't by any means endorsed a national approval of gay marriage and it will be interesting to see if he evolves further in the next four years. >> kate shepherd with "mother jones" magazine. thank you for being here with us. >> thanks. >>> we'll have more coverage of the election results coming up plus a look at some of the spontaneous local raucous celebrations that turned out when obama supporters learned he won re-election. we'll be right back. >>> 5:56 on this wednesday morning. . the temperatures in the low 30s and 40s. we've already had reports of sprinkles in far southern maryland and the northern
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
hispanic vote, about 11% this time out and you see an influx of younger people and people from california who have come here and they have changed the complexion of this state. it's now a very purple state. a third democratic, a third republican and this county where i am a third independent. we're here in arapaho which is south of denver, one of the swingiest of the swing counties. you can see behind me they're counting ballots. they're counting ballots that have already been mailed in. that's the numbers we're working on now. this is a big mail in early vote, early state here in arapaho, county. about 68% people mailed in before voting started today. now this is a state that was concerned about voting problems but it didn't turn out that way. because so many people voted early, the polling places were able to handle people who showed up. one area where they had a 90 minute, two hour wait and they said to people look if you change precincts you can go next door and you can vote in five minutes. that said, now this state is really beginning to count the votes that were cast today. about a
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